COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ The South Carolina Air National Guard is getting its first black general. Col. Calvin Elam is being promoted to the rank of brigadier general Sunday at the McEntire Joint National Guard Base outside of Columbia.
Col. Calvin Elam is being promoted to the rank of brigadier general Sunday at the McEntire Joint National Guard Base outside of Columbia.
Adjutant General, Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston will promote Elam. He is now serving as the assistant adjutant general for Air for the South Carolina National Guard.
Colonel Calvin H. Elam is the Assistant Adjutant General for Air, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Eastover, SC. He previously served as Commander, 169th Mission Support Group, Deputy Commander, 169th Mission Support, Commander, 169th Maintenance Squadron and Chief of Supply, 169th Logistics Readiness Squadron.
Colonel Elam was born in Greenwood, SC and commissioned in December of 1988, when he graduated from the Air National Guard's Academy of Military Science. Prior to his commissioning, he was an enlisted Airman, spending six years on active duty culminating his active duty career as a Contracting Specialist
Colonel Elam obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Marketing from the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business. As a civilian, Colonel Elam is Chief Executive Officer for EFG/ProVest Wealth Management Group. He is a current resident of Irmo SC.